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Hydrotherapy

Pool-based physiotherapy

Hydrotherapy uses physio techniques in a heated pool to support rehabilitation for a variety of conditions and injuries

About

Water-based exercise can be beneficial if you're recovering from a sports injury, orthopaedic surgery or trauma. Prior to treatment, you'll have a comprehensive assessment to establish your strengths, weaknesses and the goals of your treatment. Your physiotherapist will then work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Hydrotherapy is often possible even if you have chronic pain or reduced mobility that limits you from exercising on land. The warm water of the therapy pool helps to soothe and relax your muscles and joints, while providing low-impact resistance to help you build or regain strength. At The Wellington Hospital, hydrotherapy is commonly used to support patients recovering from conditions including joint replacements, fractures, arthritis and back pain. The Portland Hospital also offers off-site hydrotherapy for children.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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